Look at this threat to our national security from Kim Jon I’s,(President of North Korea since 2011) point of view.
He made a threat against the Pacific island of Guam, where America has military bases, but America called his bluff.
Then someone had a much better idea. Kim Jon I could send a nuclear warhead, fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, to Britain and hit two birds with one stone. He would obliterate Britain and annihilate several American airforce bases at the same time. No-one would ever be able to prove that his target was not really the UK. It just happened to be conveniently placed for least damage to America or North Korea.
To provide a smokescreen, North Korea also threatened Australia. Bombing them would be pointless as they are known for friendliness rather than as combatants, although they did very well by us in both World Wars.
Of course the drills are provocative! What would anyone think if military exercises were conducted every year near their borders? Those who insist they are not provocative, are treading water.
We need to make an end here to protect our own island. Actually, if I were President Macron, I might make a call to Mrs May to mention that the French were not keen to have a resulting gaseous cloud blow over ‘la belle France’. Likewise, the Netherlands,Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Scandinavia.
We must acknowledge, even if only to ourselves, that there is no chance of America coming to our rescue. Donald Trump is more likely to push the red button just to see what would happen to North Korea. The few American servicemen over here would have to be expendable for the greater good. Alternatively, they could go home.
Maybe the Japanese could get involved in diplomacy between America and North Korea? They know best of how to deal with the after-effects of a nuclear bomb, although it may be unmentionable. Interestingly I have just read in ‘The Daily Telegraph online’ that Mrs May is due to visit Japan next week. Please have our finest diplomats go with her, although her hands-off style may chime with the Japanese’ exquisite politeness.
Firstly, relieve the few British servicemen who are taking part, even as onlookers, in the so-called Ulchi Freedom Guardian Drills. Also, please relieve every other nation which neither has borders nor is geographically close to North Korea. We can direct our Ambassadors to South Korea to use diplomatic means to demonstrate our objection to being pawns.
There is no loss of face to stand our forces down; it is a brave leader’s action. Mrs May has guts.
Unfortunately, Mr Trump along with an extraordinary number of his countrymen, believes that America rules the world. The US bases here are on so-called US soil. Better change that law quickly and silently; it is 70 years out-of-date.
As a first-world country, we must have a say in what happens to us.
Mr Trump is more likely to use a hammer to crack a nut, by twittering:
“ Oh dear, stiff upper lip, Reginald. You give us something,we give you something. We will look after you.
Our response: would old air-raid shelters do as protection against the end of the world?
If Mr Trump objects to having his will thwarted, there must be an ancient law to throw recalcitrant visitors into the Tower of London. There is plenty of space.
Let’s hope we’re still here next week. Unfortunately this is not a joke; the threat is real.